Rosalie Piedra, LPC, MA, NCC

About Me

Welcome! I am a native of San Antonio, TX and have been in Austin now for 10
years. I started my career in 2010 working with children as an elementary teacher
in Austin ISD, and from 2013-2015 pursued and graduated with my professional
counseling degree at Texas State University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor
(LPC), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

I have a passion for working with children, teens, and their families and helping my
clients heal through a trusting, safe, and collaborative relationship. My background
includes working as an elementary school counselor and working in private practice
settings with children and teens from 3-18 years old. Some of the obstacles I help
my clients overcome include navigating complex emotions, low self-esteem,
attachment issues, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation, aggressive behaviors,
and past or present trauma.

Approach to Therapy

I approach therapy from a non judgemental and collaborative perspective. Working
with children and teens gives me the opportunity to collaborate with many
individuals to provide healing and lasting change. Thus, I believe it is important to
include parents and caregivers in therapy and will support you in developing
strategies to best help your child feel capable, confident, and important. In sessions,
I will work with you and your child to create a comprehensive treatment plan with
short term and long term goals. I will always keep our goal in mind and draw from a
variety of counseling approaches including child-centered play therapy, mindfulness
based techniques, expressive arts techniques, and sand tray therapy. Additionally,
continued education and consultation with colleagues is an important part of my
work. Thus, I regularly seek opportunities for professional development and am
part of the Texas Association for Play Therapy and the Hill Country Chapter of the
Texas Association for Play Therapy. While therapy can seem like a scary and
uncomfortable process, it is my goal to help the children, teens, and families I work
with to feel as comfortable as possible and work as a team to reach therapeutic
change. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you through this healing process.

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